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For this special edition of District Wire News, Christina Animashaun and Alexis Williams update you on the latest celebrity news, how to relax your mind while getting your body in shape for the spring, how an on campus music group began and sat down with a social media expert for advice on how to keep your social media reputation in tact.
 
Celebrity chat 

In this segment, Christina and Alexis give you the celebrity dish! They talk about everything from the iHeartRadio Music Awards to why a popular boy band has teenage girls around the world heart broken.

 
Health benefits of yoga 

Yoga isn’t just good for your body – it’s good for your brain, and this popular form of exercise is showing encouraging results as a form of therapy for traumatic brain injury patients. Elizabeth Cole, certified yoga instructor, stopped by to tell the health benefits of yoga and even showed us a yoga pose that will relax your mind and get your abs ready for the beach.

Also, we hear from Chandelis Duster on how women diagnosed with Endometriosis can eat healthy and stay fit while dealing with the painful disease.

 
“Dime a Dozen” interview 

At American University, a group of musically talented students formed a group called “Dime a Dozen.” This group covers popular songs with their own unique twists. Dime a Dozen’s vice president, Joshua Seth Maftess, and alto singer, Sumita Tellakat, joined us to talk about the groups long standing history and what separates them from other music groups on campus.

Also, we hear from Jordan Sharp on how some artists are fighting Internet “freemium” models for listening to music and illegal downloads.

 
How to maintain your social media reputation

Whether you like it or not, you have a significant online presence. Between government documents and self-generated content, it’s not hard for others to dig up information about you. But, how are millennial’s supposed to draw the line on what content is viewer friendly and what they should keep private? Christina and Alexis sat down with Ph.D student Faith Jegede to get the answer.

District Wire News – 23 March 2015

In this segment of District Wire News, we cover the news and current events of March 23, 2015 with anchor Chandelis Duster.

In the A-Block, we find out details about Sen. Ted Cruz’s 2016 Presidential campaign, give an update on President Obama’s initiative for science and technology students, and take a look at a female employee suing Twitter for gender discrimination.

In the B-Block, Duster talks about American University’s on-campus housing, a report on Giant banning the sale of walnuts and a recent study that shows millennials are less likely to pay for news.

Finally, we conclude the segment with a look at women’s NCAA tournament and loss of D.C. United against New York Red Bulls.

DWN: March 16, 2015

In this segment of District Wire News, we cover the news and current events of March 16, 2015 with anchors James Doubek and Paola Chavez.

In the A-Block, we find out details about an offensive email that was sent out by a University of Maryland fraternity member, give an update on a stabbing incident at the Stadium-Armory Metro Station, and take a look at a study that says prices on the DC housing market is getting worse.

In the B-Block, Doubek talks with AU’s Black Student Alliance Freshman Liaison Sidney Young and AU’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion Multicultural & First Generation Programming Coordinator Caroline DeLeon about racist comments made by AU students on social media app Yik Yak.

In international news, more US troops may remain in Afghanistan than previously decided, ISIS may be using chemical weapons and ten healthcare workers return to the US after being exposed to Ebola. Later, we take a look at a study that shows coffee may provide health benefits and social media outrage against the fashion designers of Dolce & Gabbana over their comments about invitro fertilization.

Finally, we conclude the segment with a look at the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Pam and take a glimpse into the first ever DC marijuana expo.

DWN: March 2, 2015 Newscast

In this segment of District Wire News, we cover the news and current events of March 2, 2015 with anchors Mahafreen Mistry and Peola Thompson.

In the A Block, we discuss the ongoing tension between democratic and republican senators on the Hill that puts a hold on funding the Department of Homeland Security, explore the effect of winter temperature on the District’s annual bloom of cherry blossoms, and the most recent security breach at the White House.

In the B Block, Mistry sits down with Professor of Arab Studies, Randa Sehran to discuss the impact of ISIS on western media.

In local news, we follow Montgomery County vote that will determine whether puppy mill will remain legal in the county. Then we touch on celebrity entertainment’s latest buzz: Were Fashion Police‘s Guilana Rancic comments about actress Zendaya Coleman’s dread locks racially inappropriate?

Finally, we wrap up with Union Market’s sharpest shop, as District Wire News profiles a business that makes an art of fashioning knives.